Rya Competent Crew Practical Course


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RYA Competent Crew Course: £740.00
We run our RYA courses in association with and through, No Stress yachting from the sunny island of Corfu in Greece.

You don’t need any experience for this course, just enthusiasm! During the course you’ll gain all the skills you need to become a valued and useful crew member on any sailing vessel, from personal safety to seamanship and helmsmanship. You’ll also experience some longer voyages and some night sailing. We’ve successfully trained many students to Competent Crew level: see what former students say
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At a glance

Teaches the fundamentals of being a crew member

Course duration 5 days / 6 nights

Minimum age None.

Ideal for those with little or no sailing experience

Includes Breakfast and light Lunch

Course content
This is a 5-day course introducing beginners to sailing on a cruising yacht, covering steering, handling the sails and ropes, acting as a lookout, mooring up, use of the anchor, basic navigation and day-to-day duties on board.

Assumed pre-course experience
  • No previous knowledge or experience is necessary.

Why learn to sail in the Ionian?

The Ionian Sea is ideal for learning to sail, with gentle morning breezes to hone your skills. This is usually followed by a keen afternoon wind of 3-5 bf (10-21 knots), giving us an exhilarating sail to our final overnight anchorage.

Recommended book reading before your arrival
Rya Competent crew (CCPCN) available from amazon and

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Day Skipper course details
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